Cincinnatus is the great hero of the Roman Republic . At a time of great danger he was given absolute government power – Dictator. But when he completed his supreme task, rather than continue in his appointed absolute power he resigned. And became thereby the model forever after for honorable government service to the Republic and not to perpetuate power in any faction.
And now to our Republic. It was a time of Crisis in America. A presidential candidate who was universally agreed to be a shoo-in was defeated. And by a non-politician to boot.
How could this be – the laws of the normal order of things and not just the laws of the land had to have been violated. And the Republic in abject fear cried out: Something Rotten in the State of Denmark ! He must be a fifth – columnist ! He must be a Quisling to Putin’s Hitler ! He must be, not just a crook, but he must be a Traitor !
The cries went out for help: And in a crisis – the normal order was to be abandoned. Just like in the Roman Republic an American (quasi-)dictator was needed.
Mr. Mueller, you were called to the same service; a distinguished and honorable man brought back from private life to take the reins of government and save the Republic. Robert Mueller – our American Cincinnatus!
You completed your task. But, as has become clear, those who cried wolf about the President are not satisfied with your service. Worse, they are not thankful for your service, much less thankful that the great danger was not there.
The verdict is still out whether what happened: was just all them politico & media Chicken Littles honestly scared yelling that the sky was falling; or, that there is a politico and media elite that itself would undercut the Republic and the institution of elections as the People’s choice.
But it seems obvious they now wish to misuse you – to give them another chance to cry wolf again – this time for partisan political advantage. It can no longer be said that they are honorably bound to preserve the Republic from a great danger of a Traitor at the helm of the ship of state that they know is not present.
Do not allow yourself to be used for a partisan fight.
Do not appear before these committees.
BE THE AMERICAN CINCINNATUS !